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Intersections: (IN)balance

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The Bear, 2010 © Courtesy of the artist & The Phillips Collection
Intersections: (IN)balance

1600 21st St., NW
Washington , DC 20009
November 3rd, 2012 - February 10th, 2013
Opening: November 3rd, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.phillipscollection.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
director@phillipscollection.org
PHONE:  
202-387-2151
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, with extended evening hours on Thursdays until 8:30 pm, and on Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm
TAGS:  
installation, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

The most elaborate Intersections project to date, (IN)balance is the first major museum presentation of Veilhan’s work in the U.S. It features 15 recent pieces in various media, from sculpture and painting to installation work. The title refers to maintaining a balance between natural and social forces, and between new technologies and historical styles.


Intersections

Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum's galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations. Veilhan’s large resin sculpture, The Bear (2010), greets visitors on the corner of 21st and Q Streets.